Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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SledTown ShowDown

Voting starts now!

The polls are open and it’s time to cast your votes in the 4th annual SledTown ShowDown.

by Kirsten Armleder
Snowmobile in the sunset in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan

Scenic photos of snowmobiling in Saskatchewan

Be sure to bring a camera when you’re snowmobiling in Saskatchewan.

by Kirsten Armleder
Sean Maxwell on his Ski-Doo in Valemount.
SledLife, Valemount, BC

Behind Boosted Imagery

Camera-wielding Danny Roberts puts the Valemount shred scene in sharp focus.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Free Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course

Enter our Hotshots contest for your chance to win a free Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 course (AST 1) from Zac's Tracs Avalanche Skills Training.

by Kirsten Armleder
a snowmobiler blasting through fresh in Fernie.
Sparwood, BC

5 epic snowmobiling photos from the Elk Valley. No. 4 is my favourite

See what’s attracting so many snowmobilers to this traditionally awesome B.C. destination.

by Kirsten Armleder
Dave England trickin it with the moon in the background.
XRiders

Dave England—Big air extraordinaire

Dave England of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, lives his life in bold disobedience to the laws of gravity.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cody Matechuk sailing through the air.
Snowbike

Catching up with snow bike phenom Cody Matechuk

Going for X Games gold and hucking the sport to a new level, Cody Matechuk sets his sights on a winter of firsts

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Get to know our Best Sled Wrap finalists

Top contestants share sledding stories and the inspiration behind their snowmobile wrap designs.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black Xtreme Performance Trail skis.
Gear

New Xtreme Performance Trail Skis by C&A Pro Skis

The Hutchinson, Minnesota-based C&A Pro Skis just released new skis for high performance trail riders.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Stuckmate lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski

Stuckmate is a snowmobile accessory that lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski to help get your sled unstuck.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cover art for Thunderstruck 16.
Gear

Thunderstruck 16 movie review

From chute climbing to jumping, Thunderstruck 16 covers all technical aspects of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
A green, blue and yellow sled wrap on a Ski-Doo.
SledLife

2017 Best Sled Wrap Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Scott of Salmon Arm, B.C. on winning the 2017 Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Weather predictions for the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season in Western Canada

The Old Farmer’s Almanac - Canadian Edition is out, and here’s the weather prediction for winter 2017-2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—The 6 Finalists

After 948 votes were cast, we’ve whittled 60 wraps down to the remaining six. Now, we're asking you, the reader, to decide who has the best snowmobile

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—6th and Final Batch

The sixth and final batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
A GoPro photo of a snowmobiler sidehilling in Sicamous.
Sicamous, BC

5 photos that will make you want to sled Sicamous

You’ll be praying for winter to come early after seeing these snowmobiling photos from Sicamous.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—5th Batch

The fifth batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
2018 Winter Outlook map for Canada.
SledLife

Canadian Farmers’ Almanac releases forecast for winter 2017-2018

One part snowy, one part warm and dry and one part wild, says Canadian Farmers’ Almanac.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—4th Batch

Our fourth round of contestants in the Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—3rd Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder